- This video by the Office of NYCMedia takes us inside the city’s five Loew’s Wonder Theatres. [Untapped]
- Get your kicks this summer at the Brooklyn Museum with a new “Sneaker Culture” exhibit. [DNAinfo]
- Here’s the oldest film showing NYC being destroyed by a monster. [Gothamist]
- Check out this video about the inspirational art inside One World Trade Center‘s lobby. [CBS]
- Hear from one New Yorker who’s on a quest to Instagram the city’s best building numbers. [Curbed]
- The children who defied the rules to play in the snow on Capitol Hill. [Atlantic]
Loew’s Wonder Theaters
After nearly four decades of sitting vacant, the majestic Loew’s Kings Theatre in Flatbush will reopen. It was announced in 2010 that the 1920s movie palace would be restored to its former gilded glory thanks to a $70 million renovation, and now it’s been revealed that the reopening will take place in January 2015.
The theatre closed in 1977, but according to a press release, the new Loew’s Kings Theatre “will serve as both a cultural and economic cornerstone for the Brooklyn community, presenting more than 200 performances annually—including music, dance, theatre, and comedy—providing a resource to foster and support creativity in the area, creating jobs and attracting thousands of visitors to the neighborhood.” It will also have 3,000 seats, making it the largest theatre in Brooklyn.